VT Library Confidentiality Act Panel

Vermont Law Review Symposium
EXAMINING OUR PRIORITIES: BALANCING NATIONAL SECURITY WITH OTHER FUNDAMENTAL VALUES
AT THE JONATHAN B CHASE COMMUNITY CENTER, VT LAW SCHOOL

OCTOBER 17, 2008

This symposium,sponsored by the Vermont Law Review, features keynote speaker Louis Fisher, constitutional law scholar with the Library of Congress and an expert in national security issues who is often called upon to testify before Congress. His newest book, 9/11 and the Constitution,  was released in August. Expert panels will discuss a variety of topics including immigration, environmental law, protecting library records, and the right to dissent

8:30 OPENING REMARKS by Geoffrey Shields

8: 45 – Vermont Library Patron’s Confidentiality Act
Gail Weymouth, Chairwoman of the VT Library Association Intellectual Freedom Committee
Jane Woldow, Vermont Law School Librarian
Retta Dunlop, Executive Director of Vermonters for Better Education

10:15 Environmental Concerns through the Lens of National Security
Brian Segee, Staff Attorney for Defenders of Wildlife
Joel Reynolds, Senior Attorney and Director of NRDC’s Marine Mammal Protection Project

11:30 Lunch, followed at 12:30 with Keynote Address by Louis Fisher

2:15 The Threat of Unpopular Ideas:
Will Potter, Freelance Journalist and author of greenisthenewred.com
Odette Wilkins, Executive Director of Equal Justice Alliance
Lee Hall, Legal Director of Friends of Animals and author of “Capers in the Churchyard: Animal Rights Activism in the Age of Terror

3:45 Immigration and National Security
Arthur Edersheim, Staff Attorney and Assistant Professor of Law at Vermont Law School
Leslie Holman, Immigration Attorney

Registration begins at 8:00 am

For more information please contact either
Dan stevens-dstevens@vermontlaw.edu
Lydia Fiedler-lfiedler@vermontlaw.edu

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